In preparation for an upcoming recipe I'll be posting I wanted to throw out a few of my thoughts on bread crumbs. Silly topic for a post, I know, but something I think can be make-or-break for a recipe.
You can buy bread crumbs at the store, either plain or seasoned. There are definitely times I use store bought, but it is so easy to make your own. I hate to waste food, so anytime I have leftover bread I throw it in the freezer. I mean any kind of leftover bread, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, french bread. We either use it to feed the ducks or I make homemade bread crumbs. Either way it's not wasted!
Homemade Bread Crumbs:
leftover bread (about 10 slices or 3 hamburger buns worth)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth.
*Optional ingredients can be added when a recipe calls for Italian bread crumbs.